The Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce will be strengthened with new Finnish and foreign experts as from the beginning of next year.
The Finland Chamber of Commerce has appointed seven new members to the Board of the Arbitration Institute responsible for the administration of arbitrations and mediations for the term beginning on 1 January 2019.
New Finnish Board members:
- Tero Artimo, Attorney at law, Asianajotoimisto Artimo & Co, Finland (CV)
- Antti Järvinen, Attorney at law, Partner, Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Finland (CV)
- Tuuli Timonen, Senior Associate, White & Case LLP, Finland (CV)
New foreign Board members:
- Daniel Hochstrasser, Partner, Bär & Karrer AG, Switzerland (CV)
- Jennifer Kirby, Principal, Kirby, France (CV)
- Stefan Kröll, Arbitrator, Honorary Professor, Director of the Center for International Dispute Resolution, Bucerius Law School, Germany (CV)
- Robin Oldenstam, Partner, Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB, Sweden (CV)
The following current Board members will continue to serve on the Board for the term beginning on 1 January 2019: Chair Petra Kiurunen (Attorney at law, Partner, Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law Ltd, Finland; CV), Vice-Chair Marko Hentunen (Attorney at law, Partner, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys at Law Ltd, Finland; CV) and Vice-Chair Mikko Kemppainen (Head of Legal Affairs, Orion Corporation, Finland;CV), as well as Finnish Board members Tarja Honkanen (Head of Department, District Judge, District Court of Helsinki, Finland; CV), Ville Pönkä (LL.D., Adjunct Professor of Civil Law and Commercial Law, University of Helsinki, Finland; CV) and Olli Sailas (LL.M., M.Sc. (Econ.), Finland; CV), and foreign Board members Niuscha Bassiri (Partner, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Belgium; CV), Toomas Vaher (Partner, Ellex Raidla Advokaadibüroo OÜ, Estonia; CV) and Galina Zukova (Partner, Bélot Malan & Associés, France; CV).
“We are delighted and honoured to welcome our new members to the Board of the Arbitration Institute. All new Board members have extensive experience in dispute resolution, both as counsel and arbitrators, bringing new invaluable perspectives to the work of the Board. Board members have a central role in the Arbitration Institute’s decision-making process. Therefore, it is highly important to have a Board with wide-ranging domestic and international expertise”, asserts the Arbitration Institute’s Secretary General Heidi Merikalla-Teir.
“We warmly thank our Board members who are stepping down at the end of this term, Nina Kiviranta (General Counsel, Outotec Oyj, Finland), Gabrielle Nater-Bass (Partner, Homburger AG, Switzerland), Bo G. H. Nilsson (Partner, Advokatfirman Lindahl KB, Sweden) and Nina Vilkova (Professor, Russian Academy of Foreign Trade, Russia), for their meritorious work on the Board of the Arbitration Institute”, Merikalla-Teir expresses with gratitude.
The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce appoints arbitrators to domestic and international arbitrations, and administers proceedings conducted under its Arbitration Rules or Expedited Arbitration Rules. The Arbitration Institute can also act as appointing authority under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Moreover, the Arbitration Institute administers proceedings conducted under its Mediation Rules.
In accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce, the Board of the Arbitration Institute shall consist of a Chair, a maximum of three Vice-Chairs and a maximum of twelve additional members. The Board shall include both Finnish and foreign members. The term of office for Board members shall be three years and may be renewed only twice. At its meetings, the Board makes decisions as required by the Rules.